Rep. Liz Cheney (R.W.Y.) appears to have chosen the hill where she would like her political career ending by supporting the House Select Committee Jan. 6. Cheney reinforced that assertion by using Twitter to harass Sen. Tom Cotton, R-AR for criticizing the Committee.
Cheney’s rather snarky tweet stated, “Hey @SenTomCotton – heard you on @hughhewittCriticism of the Jan 6 hearings Then you said the strangest thing; you admitted you hadn’t watched any of them. Here’s a tip: actually watching them before rendering judgment is more consistent with ‘Anglo-American jurisprudence.’”
Hey @SenTomCotton – heard you on @hughhewitt criticizing the Jan 6 hearings.
Then you said the strangest thing; you admitted you hadn’t watched any of them.
Here’s a tip: actually watching them before rendering judgment is more consistent with “Anglo-American jurisprudence.”
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) July 25, 2022
Cotton’s Criticism Of Cheney’s Beloved Jan. 6 Committee
Hugh Hewitt interviewed Cotton Monday morning on conservative radio. Cotton highlighted some shocking facts regarding the Committee. Cotton pointed out some obvious facts about the Committee. The first is that witnesses cannot be cross-examined and therefore, only one version of Jan. 6, 2021 will be presented.
Cotton stated, “I think what you’ve seen over the last few week is why Anglo-American jurisprudence going back centuries has found that adversarial inquiry, cross-examination is the best way to get at the truth. He added, “There is no one on that committee who takes a view different from Nancy Pelosi, or even a view that’s like, we should examine the full context of all of these statements, of all of these recordings, of all of this video.”
Cotton confessed he had not watched any of the hearings saying, “I did not watch that hearing, and I have not watched any of the hearings, so I’ve not seen any of them out of the context that I see a snippet here or there on the news.” This was clearly what irritated Cheney.
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Cotton didn’t back down from his assessment about what was going on or not during the hearing. He stated, “They’ve never released the full transcripts. They’ve never released the full videos. It is not known what these witnesses spoke in full context of depositions. And even if we had those, there was no lawyer in the room who was probing in the other direction.”
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Cheney traveled to Wyoming back in May to make a filing for reelection. She was also able to get a feel for just exactly where Wyoming voters’ heads are. She was able to get a clear picture of where Wyoming voters are headed.
Cheney is 30 points behind Harriet Hageman, her main opponent. Former President Donald Trump has also endorsed Hageman. Not only has her electability taken a hit, but Cheney’s likability has plummeted among Wyoming conservative voters.
Cygnal asked Wyoming voters about their views on Cheney. It wasn’t pretty. Overall 62% of primary voters had a negative view of Cheney. 76% of Republicans said that they held an unfavorable view, while 21% were positive.
Those who called themselves “very conservative,” are not fans of Liz Cheney. 84% of these voters expressed an unfavorable opinion while 14% expressed a favorable view. Cheney received 47% positive rating among Democrats, and only 51% were unfavorable.
Cheney’s bottom line is that in a state which voted 70% for Donald Trump in 2020, he will need to depend on Democrats and some Independents to win his reelection bid.
Here’s the Hageman camp response to Cheney getting in, with a poll from @brockmccleary pic.twitter.com/dG1s1UoUCT
— Alex Isenstadt (@politicoalex) May 26, 2022
If Reelection Falls Through…
There are options. Liz Cheney does have options. Cheney may be open to considering a run for the White House if Wyomingans tell her she should go hiking. Recently, Cheney and Jake Tapper had a funny conversation.
Tapper asked Cheney if she would be, “willing to run for President to try and stop” the “evil” Donald Trump. Cheney apparently hasn’t seen the signal from the skies urging her not to run yet. Cheney, who lost her position as GOP Conference Chair last year because of her fanatical pursuit of Trump said to Tapper, “At this point, I have not made a decision about 2024,” Cheney replied. “I’ll make a decision on 2024 down the road.”
Cheney will be able to use the time she has left to prepare for her run for president and to return to Washington in style after Wyoming voters approve of her candidacy.
What do you think about Cheney’s uncertain political future? Are you sure she has broken off all ties with the conservatives?